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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-016-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Biogeochemistry, groundwater monitoring, and environmental assessment (LQ000I4)

Principal Investigator(s): Meagan Eagle, Kevin Kroeger

Affiliate Investigator(s): Faming Wang, MBL Jim Tang, MBL

Information Specialist(s): Meagan Eagle

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Depth, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Geochemical Monitoring

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect marsh cores, pore-water and surface water conductivity, temperature and depth time-series data, and conduct elevation surveys in 11 tidally-restricted estuary systems on Cape Cod to examine environmental geochemistry and health of the estuary.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2016-04-11

End Date: 2016-11-30

Equipment Used: CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl, In-Situ AquaTroll 200 (CTD), Real Time Kinematic GPS, Push corer (wh), Other

Information to be Derived: Geochemistry, elevation of transects along tidally restricted creeks

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Marsh sediment coring, CTD logging in surface water and shallow wells, and elevation information of tidally restricted creeks

Staff: Sandra Brosnahan, Barry Irwin, Adrian Mann, Jennifer O'keefe Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Field activity is part of an ongoing investigation and environmental monitoring program around Cape Cod.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-042-FA

Location:

Outer Cape Estuaries, Massachusetts, United States

Boundaries
North: 41.7675988 South: 41.62198826 West: -70.4649 East: -70.04895359

Platform(s):

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on foot

Publications

O'Keefe-Suttles, J.A., Brosnahan, S.M., Gonneea, M.E., and Kroeger, K.D., 2019, Continuous monitoring data from natural and restored salt marshes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2016-17: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9YLXOY8.

O’Keefe Suttles, J.A., Eagle, M.J., Mann, A.G., Moseman-Valtierra, S., Pratt, S.E., and Kroeger, K.D., 2021, Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from salt marshes, Rhode Island, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P94HIDVU.

O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., Eagle, M.J., Mann, A.G., Spivak, A., Sanks, K., Roberts, D., and Kroeger, K.D., 2021, Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from natural and restored salt marshes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2015-16: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9R154DY.

O'Keefe Suttles, J.A., Eagle, M.J., Mann, A.G., Wang, F., Tang, J., Roberts, D., Sanks, K., Smith, T.P., and Kroeger, K.D., 2021, Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from Herring River wetlands and other nearby wetlands in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 2015–17: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P95RXPHB.

O’Keefe Suttles, J.A., Gonneea, M.E., Brosnahan, S.M., Mann, A.G., Brooks, T.W., Kroeger, K.D., Medeiros, K., Smith, T.P., Wang, F., and Tang, J., 2020, Continuous monitoring data from Herring River wetlands, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2015 to January 2020: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9R4SRTR.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl --- CTD
In-Situ AquaTroll 200 (CTD) --- Geochemical Monitoring
Conductivity
Depth
Temperature
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Geology
Other --- --- ---

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